True Stories Well Told of Christmas Past

Christmas Day, 2020, on the shore of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin

To jumpstart your holiday reminiscing, I offer this selection of seasonal posts from True Stories Well Told over the years. Enjoy the pleasures of the season, and remember–share YOUR stories!

– Sarah White

Oh Christmas Tree!

by Faith Ellestad, posted 12/22/2021

A Child’s Christmas in Carmel (circa 1960s)

by Sarah White, posted 1/6/2015

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The Gayest Christmas Tree

by Dhyan Atkinson, posted 12/24/2014

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What memories come up for you in the velvety darkness of this season? I welcome stories that connect us across generations and cultures, expanding our respect and empathy through the simple power of story. Submit them to True Stories Well Told.

Find guidelines for submissions here.


About first person productions

My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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